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president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been
around. >> whoo. >> while you all were sleeping, president obama made a little bit of history. the first visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian country closed off for so long, they are now celebrating freedom. also the first visit to cambodia by a u.s. president. that is happening right now. >> great to be here. myanmar formerly known as burma. >>> also happening overnight, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal, paula broadwell, surfaces at home with her husband and two young children opinion she's released a statement that we'll hear in a few moments. >>> and a brand-new update from robin coming up. she had what she calls a tuneup last week. it's all still part of her road to recovery. we have a new picture and we'll tell what you she has to say. >> love seeing that splil right now. >>> let's get to josh with the breaking news out of the middle east. >>> israelis pounding palestinian targets in gaza overnight launching dozens of new missile strikes. the death toll also climbing at this hour. almost 100 palestinians are now dead. on the israeli side, meanwhile, pow
men and jill kelly. >>> president obama is sure to be asked about this scandal when he holds his first postelection news conference today. george and diane will be here at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >>> josh elliott has the other stories. >> we begin with the breaking news overnight. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. not going to lie. >> to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays
points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. and joins us now with more. questions on all of the big issues. but much of the focus on that looming fiscal cliff january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill
to the battle brewing over who will be the nerks secretary of state. no final decision from president obama. the front-runner is susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. and she ran into a buzzsaw yesterday on capitol hill, when she met with republican senators critical of her nomination. take a look. >> the concerns i have today are greater than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> i want to say that i'm more troubled today. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> abc's jonathan karl is covering all this from washington. jon, on sunday, it looked like some of the senators, graham and mccain, had softened their opposition. but not after the meeting yesterday. what went wrong in that room? >> reporter: once again, they clashed over what rice said about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. in the days after the attack. sources in the meeting said that rice started off by acknowledging that some of what she said was not true. but she presented evidence that that came directly from the cia, everything that she said. the senators
details this morning about how president obama is hoping to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year's end when massive spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expire. before he sits down with congressional leaders this friday the president has invited union leaders and corporate executives to the white house to get their takes on a possible compromise. republicans say higher tax rates are not an option. >>> meantime, a new concern for the financial markets, japan's economy, the world's third largest, shrank some 3.5% last quarter. a sign that japan may now already be in recession. >>> and finally, a major embarrassment for britain's iconic beefeaters. those guards that stand guard in london. the somehow, the thief managed to scale the walls here and steal the keys to the tower, including a key that unlocks the drawbridges. guards reportedly saw the burglar but couldn't leave their positions to chase him. they radioed a night watchman but got no response. we're told the queen's jewels, inside the tower, were never at risk. that is a look at the headlines this morning. for more, le
president obama on "extra." >> i'm going to call obama and say, look. can you help us? there's no laws that protect our children. >> reporter: for his part, aubry has fought the move by berry to relocate. yet, he, too, has had his run-ins with paparazzi. throwing water at photographers wednesday night, as he took his daughter out on the town. late thursday, a judge issued an emergency room protective order against the male model, issuing him to stay away from berry, their daughter and martinez. aubry will be back in court december 3rd. won't be able to see his daughter ahead of that pym. martinez making a citizen arrest. >> these custody battles can get so linsey. >>> we're going to turn to "the price is right." a former model awarded $8.5 million after a jury found she was fired for being pregnant. she sued the producers for wrongful termination. and she wasn't allowed to return back to work after maternity leave. and nick watt has the story. >> thanks, brandi. >> reporter: brandi cochran was born to work on this show. >> i watched "the price is right." i loved it. i pretended to be t
. >>> and susan rice, president obama's likely replacement for hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice will sit down with three top republicans who claim that her comments in september about that attack in september on the u.s. consulate in libya, were misleading. john mccain, chief among those critics. but he backed from his threat to derail rice's nomination. >>> and dramatic video in florida. a fisherman spotted in the water. you can see here, clinging to a cooler. he had been holding on for some seven hours without a life jacket, after a large wave took out his boat. his brother was also thrown overboard. thankfully, he was able to swim to shore and get help. both brothers, good news here, recovering this morning. >>> and a frightening scene high over sydney australia. a construction crane caught fire and forced police to evacuate thousands of people from nearby buildings. and it's a good thing they did because the crane's massive arm eventually collapses, use can see here, on to the roof. the company that owns the crane you see, also owns the one that collapsed here in new york, d
. thanks very much. >>> another showdown in washington today. president obama has his first face-to-face meeting with congressional leaders over the fiscal cliff hitting january 1st. everyone's taxes set to go up if they can't reach a deal to reduce the deficit. let's go to abc's jonathan karl for more on that. >> reporter: there's not much time left. as one senior white house official told me, this has to be a real start to this meeting. there's no time for photo ops or show meetings. i'm told the president is going to kick things off with a public statement, reiterating his firm position that tax rates on the wealthiest 2% must go up. he will not waiver on that, even as he wants to cut taxes or extend tax cuts for everybody else. that would appear to put him on a collision course with republicans who said raising tax rates on anybody is unacceptable. so, george, potential collision course. but i've got to tell you, both sides are saying they believe something can and must be worked out. >> but to be clear, working things out, the bottom line is wealthier are going to pay more o
intelligence told him he should. >> and president obama held that for 24 hours, as well. okay. thanks martha. >>> let's go to our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who has more on the growing questions about how the fbi has handled the story. >> reporter: good morning, george. the more you dig into this case, the seedier it gets. apparently jill kelley, the woman at the center of the new allegations involving general allen, got the attention of a lot of men. she was a friendly acquaintance of the fbi agent who started the whole case. and it turns out, he sent her shirtless pictures of himself. now we learn this unidentified agent is under investigation for calling members of congress, breaking fbi policy about disclosing investigations. they say he's a poster boy for why such investigations need to be kept private and out of politics, george. >> and, pierre, there's some suspicion that the fbi kept this from congress and the white house to protect the president during the campaign. anything to that? >> reporter: right now, justice department officials say they have a simple story,
laughed out loud thursday when he saw president obama's latest plan to avoid a middle-class tax increase. republicans are demanding more spending cuts. >>> and just as millions of americans shop online, rely on their gifts to be shipped by the holidays, the biggest seaports in the country are at a virtual standstill. union workers at the los angeles and long beach terminals are on strike. protesting outsourcing of jobs. 40% of all u.s. imports come through those terminals. negotiations are set to resume today. >>> very unusual scene just south of there, in san diego. an out-of-control truck slammed into a fire hydrant, sending water shooting cinematically 30 feet into the air. like a geyser. the truck actually plowed into a bar, leaving a gaping 11-foot hole in the wall. thankfully, no one was hurt. >>> now, here's diane sawyer, with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> josh, great to talk to you on this friday. happy weekend to everyone on "gma." and coming up on "world news," please meet this young woman. i think you'll never forget her. an amazing story that teaches every on
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